As of Monday dating app Bumble will require male users to reply to women's messages within 24 hours, or they lose the match, Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe told Mashable in an exclusive interview.
Among hundreds of dating apps, Bumble, which launched in 2014, is unique.
I speak Spanish fluently; therefore, I can’t play the “…no jaaabl0 Españoler mucho bueno. I’m naturally outgoing and funny, so I can really be myself when speaking Spanish.
It is hard for one’s true personality to translate when speaking another language, but luckily I am a fluent Spanish speaker and have learned enough Paisa slang to be my witty self.
"It means we need to rush but then a guy can take their time in replying back and vetting options." Bumble is confident in its new choice. 1 most requested feature, says Wolfe, during testing in the UK over one week the male 24-hour timer increased response rate by 20%.
As for same-sex matches, either person may still initiate a conversation within 24 hours, but now the second person must still respond within 24 hours as well. Since its launch, women have "made the first move" 50 million times on Bumble.
Once a woman messages a guy, his countdown timer initiates.
Here in Medellin, you do NOT need to play that game.
But ironically, Bumble says in allowing men unlimited time to consider messaging, it wasn't an equal playing field.
"I know the whole idea is that it's empowering women, but it also just puts the ball in the guy's court and starts a 'wait and see' game," says New Yorker Lauren Drell, 30.
So I do not get that immediate attention here in Medellin.
Actually, I got more instant attention in Southern California; the “Latino effect.” The only thing that makes me stand out to women here is my height, thank God for that one tall great uncle! Regarldess, I look on the bright side and see this as an advantage.